|Oregon House of Representatives District 51|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||The Dalles Wahtonka High School|
|J.D.||Lewis & Clark Law School|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Fagan earned her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2009. Her professional experience includes working as a Business Attorney at Ater Wynne.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Fagan served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness, Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Fagan served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Veterans and Emergency Preparedness, Vice Chair|
Exotic dancers' working conditions
Oregon strippers are the first state to take their fight directly to the legislature. Convened by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the exotic dancers are working with two contract lobbyists provided by the NASW to push Oregon lawmakers to enact laws that would improve the working conditions of the dancers. On their list of goals is seeing strip clubs comply with mandatory health and safety standards, more security, clean stages free of debris and broken glass, and structurally sound poles. At the very least, the group hopes for a law that would require club owners to display dancers' rights and the creation of a hotline where strippers can turn to report abuses or ask questions. They also want to avoid law enforcement or bureaucrats staffing the hotline, and instead use people who have experience in the industry. The group's demand may very well be in reach, after the announcement of a legislative ally: State Rep. Shemia Fagan (D) has announced that she plans to support the bills she's heard of thus far.
Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Shemia Fagan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jodi Bailey defeated Brandon Miles in the Republican primary. Bailey ran on the Libertarian party and Independent tickets and Fagan ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Fagan defeated Bailey in the general election.
|Oregon House of Representatives District 51, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Shemia Fagan Incumbent||52.4%||10,518|
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2014|
Fagan won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 51. Fagan was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Patrick Sheehan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Patrick Sheehan Incumbent||47.1%||11,199|
Comprehensive donor information for Fagan is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fagan raised a total of $769,857 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.
|Shemia Fagan's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 51||$769,857|
|Grand Total Raised||$769,857|
2012Fagan won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Fagan raised a total of $769,857.
|Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Shemia Fagan's campaign in 2012|
|Building Trades PAC||$248,697|
|Oregon Democratic Party||$98,885|
|Service Employees Local 530||$79,834|
|Working Families Party of Oregon||$35,472|
|Oregon Education Association||$31,456|
|Total Raised in 2012||$769,857|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 Senate Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 House Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2014 State Legislative Summary
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
- American Federation of Teachers-Oregon: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
- Associated Oregon Industries: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
- American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
- Oregon Education Association: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
- Stand for Children-Oregon: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
- Oregon League of Conservation Voters: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
- Oregon AFSCME: 2013 Report Card on the Oregon Legislature
- Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.
In 2014, Fagan's endorsements included the following:
Fagan and her husband, Richard, have one child.
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- Oregon House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Oregon State Legislature
- Joint Committees
- Oregon state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Oregon House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Shemia Fagan on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Fagan," accessed April 28, 2014
- Jonathan J. Cooper, ABC News, "Oregon Strippers Lobby for Better Work Conditions," February 2, 2015
- Associated Press, OregonLive.com, "Portland strippers head to Salem to lobby for better work conditions," February 2, 2015
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Official Results - May 20, 2014 Primary Election," accessed July 8, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing," accessed March 17, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings for the House," accessed April 11, 2012
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official Primary Results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official General Results for 2012," accessed May 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Fagan, Shemia," accessed June 14, 2013
- Shemia Fagan, "Supporters," accessed September 2, 2014